Irrigation Systems Archive

California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

California ranks as the leading agricultural state in the United States in terms of farm-level sales. In 2012, California’s farm-level sales totaled nearly $45 billion and accounted for 11% of total U.S. agricultural sales. Five counties—Tulare, Kern, Fresno, Monterey, and Merced—rank among... Read More

Conserving and optimizing limited water for crop production

Proper soil and crop management systems are critical for sustainable production in semiarid environments, and there are principles that apply to both dryland (non-irrigated) and limited-irrigation systems. In the non-irrigated environment, crop residue from no-till systems permits more diverse cr... Read More